The – fabled mountains of the moon lie western Uganda along the Uganda – Congo border. The equatorial snow peaks include the third highest point in Africa. While the lower slopes are blanketed in moorland bamboo and rich, moist montane forest. Huge tree-heathers and colourful mosses are draped across the mountain side with fairly tale scene.
Rwenzori mountains national park protects the parts of the 120 km-long and 65 km wide Rwenzori range. The national park hosts a bout 70 mammals and 217 bird species including 19 Albertine rift endemic (for birders). As well as some of the world’s rarest vegetation.
The Rwenzori are a world class hiking and mountaineering destination. A nine to twelve days trek will get skilled climbers to the summit of margherita – the highest peak- through shorter, non-technical treks are possible to scale the surrounding peak,
For those who prefer something a little less strenuous, neighboring Bakonzo villages offer nature walks, homestead visits, home cultural performances and accommodation, including home-cooked local cuisine.